Etihad Airways A380-861 A6-APC operating ‘EY460 Super‘ encountered unexpected head winds whilst en route from Abu Dhabi-Melbourne diverted to Adelaide arriving at 17.50hrs. After a quick refuel the aircraft continued its trip to Melbourne departing Adelaide at 19.15hrs.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was the 1st Etihad A380 to visit Adelaide as well as the 1st Etihad aircraft in new livery to visit to Adelaide.
Emirates Sky Cargo B777-200LRF A6-EFD arrived from Dubai World Centre via Singapore at 09.25hrs as ‘Emirates 9826‘. After dropping off its precious cargo, the aircraft departed to Sydney at 12.20hrs using the same flight number.
This aircraft made 3 records upon arrival into Adelaide. It was the 1st visit of a Emirates Sky Cargo, it was the 1st visit of A6-EFD, also it was the 1st visit of a B777F to visit Adelaide.
United States Navy Gulfstream 5 (C-37A) 166375 arrived ex Manila at 06.20hrs. After spending 4 days in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Hawaii at 16.00hrs on 8/9/16.
This was the aircraft’s 3rd visit to Adelaide. It visited Adelaide Airport back on 6/10/16 and made a quick visit to Edinburgh Base on 1/4/15.
High Wing Aviation Ltd. Learjet 60 M-IGHT arrived ex. Essendon at 17.40hrs. After night stopping in Adelaide, the aircraft departed back to Essendon at 17.40hrs the following day.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. It is also only the 2nd learjet 60 to ever visit Adelaide.
Zetta Jet Global 6000 N588LQ arrived ex. Essendon at 11.15hrs After staying a couple of days in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Brisbane on 14/8/16 at 11.00hrs.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, its joined Gulfstream 650 HB-IVJ and Learjet 60 M-IGHT all on the ground at once at Adelaide Airport
Execujet Europe Gulfstream 650 HB-IVJ arrived ex. Singapore-Seletar at 14.50hrs using the callsign ‘Avcon 1‘. After a lengthy stay in Adelaide the aircraft departed to Sydney on 15/8/16 at 12.00hrs using the same callsign.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, it was also the 5th different Gulfstream 650 to ever visit Adelaide.
Qatar Airways A350-900 A7-ALJ arrived ex. Doha at 16.40hrs as ‘QR914‘. The aircraft returned back to Doha departing at 21.20hrs as ‘QR915‘.
This was ALJ’s 1st visit to Adelaide. With ALJ’s visit, this means all current 109 A350’s in the Qatar fleet have made at least 1 visit to Adelaide. This aircraft was only delivery to Qatar on 1/8/16
Royal Australian Air Force C-27 Spartan A34-001 arrived ex. Richmond at 12.20hrs as ‘Wallaby 30‘. After a quick re-fuel and unload the aircraft departed back to Richmond at 14:30hrs using the same callsign.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide. it was the 1st C27 to visit Adelaide, The RAAF have 2 in operation currently with another 10 on order.
Nanshan Jet Gulfstream 650 N566NS arrived ex. Sydney at 09.10hrs. After spending the day and night stopping in Adelaide the aircraft departed the following day at 10.40hrs to Coolangatta.
This was the aircraft’s 1st visit to Adelaide, It is also the 4th different Gulfstream 650 to visit Adelaide.
CML Aviation Gulfstream 350 VH-NKD arrived from Auckland at 13.25hrs. The aircraft is still currently on the ground in Adelaide.
This is NKD’s 1st visit to Adelaide. This is the 1st G350 to also visit Adelaide.